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Senate Patent Troll Bill Gets Delayed in Committee Sen. Leahy hoped to hammer out compromise next week

The Senate's version of a bill to curb patent troll abuses suffered a slight setback Thursday when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the judiciary committee, was forced to push…

March 27, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

New Site Lets Consumers Opt Out of In-Store Mobile Tracking 11 analytics firms agree to honor end users' wishes

Ahead of a Federal Trade Commission conference Wednesday on the privacy implications of mobile device tracking in stores, airports, hotels and other public places, a new website is launching where…

February 18, 2014, 1:13 PM EST

Stores Can't Track You Unless You Permit Them [Updated] Working with privacy experts, in-store trackers adopt privacy code

A number of analytics companies that offer technology which can track consumers via their mobile devices as they shop have agreed to a privacy code of conduct that gives consumers…

October 22, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT

Sen. John Cornyn Joins the Fight Against Patent Trolls With New Bill Legislation would give more legal ammo to victims

Legislation targeting patent trolls is picking up steam in Congress. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) became the latest lawmaker to offer a solution, introducing a bill aimed at making it easier…

May 22, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

Sen. Schumer to Introduce Bill to Crack Down on Patent Trolls Bill would allow for review

Patent trolls, companies that don't produce or manufacture products, but make a living buying up patents in order to sue other companies, may not have long to prosper—if Congress can…

May 2, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

Lawmakers Sound Sympathetic to Internet Group Internet giants will drive agenda in Congress

In a sign that Internet giants will help drive the agenda in Washington, more than half a dozen lawmakers representing both sides of the aisle today paid homage to the $8…

March 5, 2013, 4:42 PM EST

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